Welcome to FinHeaven Fans Forums! We're glad to have you here. Please feel free to browse the forum. We'd like to invite you to join our community; doing so will enable you to view additional forums and post with our other members.



VIP Members don't see these ads. Join VIP Now
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 48

Thread: Mando: Ireland going "all in" this offseason, good read!

Hybrid View

  1. -1
    phinatic1399's Avatar
    Diehard Phinatic!

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Dec 2008
    Posts:
    2,896
    vCash:
    197
    Loc:
    Syracuse, NY
    Thanks / No Thanks

    Mando: Ireland going "all in" this offseason, good read!

    There were, predictably, very few golden nuggets coming out of the Jeff Ireland meeting with the media this afternoon after the Senior Bowl's North squad morning practice in Mobile, Ala.
    Ireland wants Jake Long back but it's a tough negotiation and he doesn't want to overpay. We knew that already. He would take Reggie Bush back but the Dolphins have depth at RB and he doesn't want to overpay. We knew that already. He said tight end Michael Egnew will have a good season in 2013, but that's exactly what anyone would expect him to say of a player he picked but didn't produce as a rookie. (Remember Gibril Wilson?)
    None of that is news. None of that is all that interesting to me.
    This is:
    Ireland seemed to acknowledge for the first time that he better do extraordinary things that improve the Dolphins in extraordinary ways this offseason because the mircoscope is on him.
    "I think this is the year you've got to do something," Ireland said at one point. "We look forward to making some big news before too long."
    "This is a big offseason for us. We understand that," he said later.
    He said he's going to be looking for playmakers on offense this year and that the draft, free agency and trades are on the table. He said the Dolphins would explore "revery single opportunity and avenue" for getting better.
    So Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland is seemingly all in this offseason.
    It's good that Ireland will apparently adopt that approach because I've complained the Dolphins have been all too passive and, in some cases, inactive the past two offseasons when it came to free agency and trades and alike.
    But I believe the reason Ireland may take this new route this offseason has to do on some level with his own status. Ireland admitted he is a "polarizing" figure in South Florida. That's his way of acknowledging that fans hate dislike him.
    But Ireland has had the favor of Stephen Ross despite the negative public sentiment because he's been able to convince the Dolphins owner that the franchise is headed in the right direction and has been making wise, long-lasting personnel choices. I suppose to some degree, Ireland has also made the case that he wasn't in charge under Bill Parcells although he's been the general manager since 2008.
    But that argument can be made for only so long. And that window is now closed.
    It says here Ireland has to emerge from this offseason a winner by making the Dolphins a winner. His moves have to significantly improve the team because A.) He's got so many draft picks and so much salary cap space at his disposal and B.) The argument that building a team takes time and he wasn't responsible for what happened in 2008 and 2009 and 2010 fades considering he was undeniably responsible for all the personnel decisions of 2011, 2012 and this offseason.
    Ireland knows (or should know) that if we're sitting here a year from now, in January of 2014, discussing how far the Dolphins continue to be from being a winner, the responsibility for that gap still existing will fall squarely on him and no one else.
    It won't be on Joe Philbin, whom the owner respects.
    It won't be on assistant coaches, whom Philbin respects.
    It won't be on circumstances, because that excuse was exhausted during the Parcells departure and Tony Sparano firing.
    It'll be on Ireland, folks.
    The bullseye is on him.
    And Ireland knows it and is accepting that.
    That is why I think Ireland will be aggressive this offseason. That is why I think he will spend money. That is why I think he will consider trades he might not have considered in past years.
    The man needs to hit a home run. And to do that, you have to actually take some big swings.
    Quote Quote  

  2. -2
    Daytona Fin's Avatar
    Cutler Sucks

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Dec 2002
    Posts:
    14,793
    vCash:
    32511
    Loc:
    Daytona Beach
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Cam Wake 91Tannehill 171972 Dolphins Logo2013 Dolphins Logo
    What's the deal with the beat writers and their baseball references?

    The man needs to hit a home run. And to do that, you have to actually take some big swings.
    Quote Quote  

  3. -3
    uk_dolfan's Avatar
    FinHeaven VIP

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Sep 2012
    Posts:
    7,143
    vCash:
    16476
    Loc:
    Northern Ireland, UK
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Galactic Empire medalManchester United FCPS4 ControllerCam Wake 912013 Dolphins Logo

    Re: Mando: Ireland going "all in" this offseason, good read!

    Decent article. Mando can be ok when he wants to be.
    Quote Quote  

  4. -4
    FinHeaven Elite

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    10,203
    vCash:
    1750
    Loc:
    Miami, FL
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Can't be just a home run it has to be a walk off grand slam else get fired.
    Quote Quote  

  5. -5
    finfan54's Avatar
    Finheaven Hall of Fame

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Aug 2002
    Posts:
    24,765
    vCash:
    18289
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertical Limit View Post
    Can't be just a home run it has to be a walk off grand slam else get fired.
    by defenition is what? super bowl win this coming year? just asking. you Ireland haters seem to never define yourselves.
    Quote Quote  

  6. -6
    FinHeaven Elite

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    10,203
    vCash:
    1750
    Loc:
    Miami, FL
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by finfan54 View Post
    by defenition is what? super bowl win this coming year? just asking. you Ireland haters seem to never define yourselves.
    This will be his what, 6th year as GM? When the hell are we suppose to be expecting a Super Bowl contending team then? Do we have to wait till he's on his 10th year term for that? Teams go from very bad to playoffs in a single offseason all the damn time, ALL THE DAMN TIME. Except for the Miami Acorns.

    If we're not competing for the division title in Week 16, then he has ****ed us again.

    The ****ing Colts had a worst record than us, they looked pitiful on all three phases of the game, and they not only went to the playoffs after one offseason, but are now back to taking over their division AGAIN.

    I have a request, someone list me significant moves the GOAT GM Jeff Ireland has done to improve our franchise and please, compare that list to Grigson's one offseason list.
    Quote Quote  

  7. -7
    CalDolFan1014's Avatar
    BELIEVE

    Status:
    Online
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Sep 2004
    Posts:
    13,334
    vCash:
    74767
    Loc:
    The Golden State
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Trophies
    1972 Dolphins LogoSnakes!Cam Wake 91Tannehill 17
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertical Limit View Post
    This will be his what, 6th year as GM? When the hell are we suppose to be expecting a Super Bowl contending team then? Do we have to wait till he's on his 10th year term for that? Teams go from very bad to playoffs in a single offseason all the damn time, ALL THE DAMN TIME. Except for the Miami Acorns.

    If we're not competing for the division title in Week 16, then he has ****ed us again.

    The ****ing Colts had a worst record than us, they looked pitiful on all three phases of the game, and they not only went to the playoffs after one offseason, but are now back to taking over their division AGAIN.

    I have a request, someone list me significant moves the GOAT GM Jeff Ireland has done to improve our franchise and please, compare that list to Grigson's one offseason list.
    You made the request, why don't you look it up since you're so intent on telling us how "Ireland sucks" a thousand times. He's our damn GM whether you or I like it or not...what happened his first 3-4 years is all a moot point now. It's all about now and beyond with Jeff. He's got the resources to turn this team into a playoff team. If he doesn't get it done this year with what he has to work with, he's gone. Then you can go throw the biggest party in Miami and we won't have to put up with the "Fire Ireland" threads and posts every hour. It's a win win.
    I just try to be myself, whatever that is. I don't think about how I'll be remembered. I just want to be consistent over a long period of time. That's what the great players do.
    -Dan Marino
    Quote Quote  

  8. -8
    FinHeaven Elite

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Jan 2006
    Posts:
    10,203
    vCash:
    1750
    Loc:
    Miami, FL
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by CalDolFan10x14 View Post
    You made the request, why don't you look it up since you're so intent on telling us how "Ireland sucks" a thousand times. He's our damn GM whether you or I like it or not...what happened his first 3-4 years is all a moot point now. It's all about now and beyond with Jeff. He's got the resources to turn this team into a playoff team. If he doesn't get it done this year with what he has to work with, he's gone. Then you can go throw the biggest party in Miami and we won't have to put up with the "Fire Ireland" threads and posts every hour. It's a win win.
    Pretty sure my first post on this thread already stated that. And I don't need to look it up I know Ireland has done nothing. The rest of you Irelanders don't.
    Quote Quote  

  9. -9
    roy_miami's Avatar
    Rookies

    Status:
    Online
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Sep 2008
    Posts:
    6,776
    vCash:
    29476
    Loc:
    Moncton, NB
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by CalDolFan10x14 View Post
    . It's a win win.
    The franchise being set back 5 years is a win-win?
    Quote Quote  

  10. -10
    Rookie

    Status:
    Offline
    WPA:
    Join date:
    Apr 2007
    Posts:
    1,198
    vCash:
    5242
    Thanks / No Thanks
    Blog Entries:
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertical Limit View Post
    This will be his what, 6th year as GM? When the hell are we suppose to be expecting a Super Bowl contending team then? Do we have to wait till he's on his 10th year term for that? Teams go from very bad to playoffs in a single offseason all the damn time, ALL THE DAMN TIME. Except for the Miami Acorns.

    If we're not competing for the division title in Week 16, then he has ****ed us again.

    The ****ing Colts had a worst record than us, they looked pitiful on all three phases of the game, and they not only went to the playoffs after one offseason, but are now back to taking over their division AGAIN.

    I have a request, someone list me significant moves the GOAT GM Jeff Ireland has done to improve our franchise and please, compare that list to Grigson's one offseason list.
    If you look at the actual transcript of Ireland's remarks you will find that local media failed to mention Ireland's repetition of his normal bromides about "building the team from the inside out", "choosing players based upon certain size parameters" (rather than actual talent), and stating that first year busts like Egnew have a great future. There really isn't anything new here other than a recognition that our wide receivers didn't score touchdowns and everyone is tired of the W-L history. A leopard can't change his spots and Ireland can't change the way he picks players.
    Quote Quote  

Similar Threads

  1. Stephen "spin doctor" Ross and Jeff "henchman" Ireland
    By DefensiveEnd76 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 01-08-2011, 10:23 PM
  2. LaCanfora - "A case for Tyler Thigpen" -- good read
    By Pinkboy in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 11-17-2010, 07:35 PM
  3. Jeff Ireland expects an "Action Pack" Offseason
    By FinAtic8480 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-04-2010, 02:42 AM
  4. "Henne gets a passing grade" Good Read!!!
    By bpackers13 in forum Miami Dolphins Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-15-2009, 02:51 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •